Socrates quotes

“If all our misfortunes
were laid in one common heap
whence everyone
must take an equal portion,
most people would be contented
to take their own.”

“He is richest who is content with the least,
for content is the wealth of nature.”

“Wisdom begins in wonder”

“Nobody knows what death is,
nor whether to man
it is perchance the greatest of blessings,
yet people fear it as if they surely knew
it to be the worse of evils.”

“Get not your friends by bare compliments,
but by giving them sensible tokens of your love.”

“He who is not contented
with what he has,
would not be contented
with what he would like to have.”

 

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